The Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis makes connections between the Greek Gods and the Anunnaki Gods who ruled Mesopotamia.
However alternative arguments demonstrate that the Ancient Egyptian Religion based on the Neteru provided the raw material for the creation Of The Greek Gods based on Egyptian knoweldge.
On this bases, the Greek Gods were not Anunnaki Aliens as claimed by Zechariah Sitchin in the 12th Planet.
Whether the Greek Gods were actually an Extra-terrestrial Race of Alien Beings as suggested by the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis is debatable but some interesting connections between the Greek Gods and Ancient Astronauts have been made.
Ancient Egypt may possibly be what connects the Greek Gods and the Anunnaki Gods described as Alien Beings in the Ancient Astronaut Theory.
The Connection Between The Ancient Greek Gods & Egyptian Gods
The origins of the Greek Gods can be traced to the influence of Egyptian Civilization and Sumerian Civilization.
Ancient Astronaut Theorists state that the Egyptian Civilization was built by the same Race of Alien Gods that Ruled the Mesopotamian Civilization called the Anunnaki.
These Anunnaki Gods of Mesopotamia Ruled Egypt under different names and their names were also changed when the Egyptian Ancient Astronaut Gods became the Greek Gods under different names.
Similarities in the legends and attributes of certain Greek Gods with earlier Egyptian and Sumerian counterparts identified by the Ancient Astronaut Theory as the Extra-terrestrial Race that brought Civilization to Mesopotamia may suggest that the Greek Gods were in reality the Alien Gods of Olden Times that became widely known as the Anunnaki.
Below are some correlations between the Greek Gods and their Anunnaki Mesopotamian counterpart according to the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis.
Anunnaki Names Of Ancient Greek Gods Based On Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis
Cronos: Supreme God
Cronos was the King and leader in the fight against the Olympian Gods.
Cronos seems to compare well with the Mesopotamian God An or Anu who belongs to the oldest generation of Mesopotamian Anunnaki Gods who were Alien Beings from the Planet Nibiru according to Zechariah Sitchin’s Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis.
The similarity between Cronos and Anu is given as one of the reasons the Greek Gods may be the same as the Ancient Astronaut Gods known as the Anunnaki in the Ancient Alien Theory.
Prometheus: Mankind’s Friend
Prometheus’ primary affection was for man and he disobeyed Zeus when he brought the gift of fire back to mankind against Zeus’ wishes.
This legend has important parallels to Mesopotamian legend of Anunnaki God Enki who rebelled against the supreme God Enlil by creating mankind and warning him of the great flood.
Once again, this ties into the Ancient Astronaut Theory’s understanding of the Great Deluge in which Alien Princes from the Planet Nibiru described as the Anunnaki Gods Enki and Enlil in the Sumerian Texts fought over the fate of mankind with Enlil ordering man’s destruction through a natural Flood caused by a Tidal Wave observed by the Anunnaki Extraterrestrials from Space.
In addition, Enki’s assosciation with water and fertility also renders him similar to the Greek God Poisedon.
This may laso mean that the attributes of particular Sumerian Gods may have been shared by more than one Greek God.
This similarity between Prometheus and Enki is also given as one of the reasons the Greek Gods may be the same as the Ancient Astronaut Anunnaki Gods.
Zeus: God Of Storms
Zeus also known as Jupiter was the God of the sky and ruler of the Olympian Gods, Anunnaki Gods Of Ancient Greece. As a storm God and ruler of the other Gods, the Anunnaki God Enlil seems to be a match for Zeus.
Zeus as a storm God in the position of Ruler of the Greek Pantheon also matches with the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis and its understanding of the Anunnaki Gods of Mesopotamia in which Enlil is the storm God and Anunnaki Alien Prince from the Planet Nibiru.
Enlil like Zeus was also a punishing storm God and the most powerful of the Mesopotamian Gods placed in charge of Earth Command by his Father Anu.
Aphrodite: Goddess Of Beauty
Aphrodite also known as Venus is the daughter of Zeus.
She is the Goddess of beauty and sexual attraction, closely resembling the Sumerian God Ishtar also known as an Inanna the Babylonian Goddess of fertility and warfare.
Inanna or Ishtar was an Anunnaki Princess and daughter of Enlil, Supreme Leader of the Ancient Astronauts on Earth according to the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis which is why the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis suggests that the Greek Gods were the same as the Anunnaki.
Apollo: God of The Sun
Apollo is the son of Zeus associated with the Sun, justice, morality and truth.
Shamash another Anunnaki and member of the Extraterrestrial Astronauts according to Zechariah Sitchin’s Ancient Alien Hypothesis is Apollo’s most likely Sumerian counterpart.
He is often pictured with a disc that symbolized the Sun like Apollo.
The further similarity between Apollo and Shamash followed by the correlations between Thoth and the Sumerian God Ninshzida as well as Hades and the Sumerian God Nergal discussed below is proof of why Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest that the Anunnaki and the Greek Gods were the same.
Ningshzida also known as the Egyptian Thoth has long been associated with Hermes.
In his Egyptian role as Thoth, Hermes was Chief Scientist who measured the earth, and was appointed the Guardian of the secrets of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
He is also resposible for placing Horus, the Son of Isis and Osiris, on the Egyptian Throne in the Era Of The Olden Gods Of Egypt, and its also been suggested that he may be the early Mesoamerican God Quetzalcoatl.
Ningshzida is also one of the recognised Anunnaki Gods of the Sumerian Pantheon and member of the Council of Elohim Gods according to Zechariah Sitchin’s Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis.
Hades: Lord Of The Underworld
Last but not least is Hades, Lord of the Underworld, the unseen realm to which the Souls of the dead go upon leaving the world.
Hades’ most likely Sumerian counterpart is Nergal the deity who presided over the netherworld and who stood at the head of the special Pantheon assigned to the Government of the dead.
Like all the other Greek Gods mentioned above, Nergal was also a Member of the group of Ancient Astronaut Gods recognised as the Anunnaki.
In the final analysis, these comparisons between the Greek Gods and the Anunnaki Gods of Ancient Mesopotamia called Ancient Astronauts by Zechariah Sitchin and others like Erich von Däniken are not conclusive.
Nevertheless, they can help explain why Greek Gods possessed the same qualities as Ancient Sumerian Anunnaki Gods even though they had different Greek names.
In addition, a clue to the Anunnaki connection to the Greek Gods may lie in the legend of Alexander The Great who claimed to be a demi-God.
Such a claim in the Ancient world would have been understood in reference to the Ancient Gods of Sumer like Gilgamesh of Uruk, the first of the Demi-Gods whose divine right to rule mankind was by virtue of the fact that the blood of the Gods flowed in their veins.
According to the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis the Greek Gods were probably the offspring of the Anunnaki Alien Race that colonised the Earth and started Civilization in Ancient Mesopotamia.
However, it is also possible that Zechariah Sitchin misinterpreted the Egyptian Texts and did not take into account the possibility that the Egyptian Pantheon of Gods was created by the Greeks during the Ptolemaic Dynasty by adopting many of the indigenous Egyptian Gods and giving them Greek names like Serapis the first Greek Christ who was modelled along the first Christ Osiris.
This is particularly important since the Cult of the Egyptian First Christ myth of Ausar was adopted by the Greeks when Ptolemy assumed the status of Osiris who had always been venerated by the Ancient Egyptians before the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
There is thus some support in favour of the idea that the Greek Gods may not have been Anunnaki Ancient Astronaut Gods as argued by Zecharia Sitchin, instead the Greek Gods may have their origins in the Ancient Egyptian Neteru Deities like Osiris beginning with Serapis the Greek Christ who was modelled after Ptolemy I to replace Osiris.